About Us

Since 1967 CLH has helped over 100,000 families throughout the United States and around the world to get started—and persevere—in home schooling. Godly education, tailored curriculum, a variety of publishers, alternate courses, flexible schedules, accredited program, nationally recognized diploma, and all at one low price. Everything you need to succeed.

Our History

In 1967, Dr. Paul Lindstrom (1939–2002), a pioneer of the modern home school movement, assembled a home study curriculum to meet the need of one student. Other students were soon added, and, in the early years, the tiny ministry staff simply called the project by the generic term, “home study.” By 1970, the fledgling home study project was becoming more organized, and would soon be officially called Christian Liberty Academy Satellite Schools, or CLASS. The term “Satellite” was used in the older sense of the word, referring to the individual home schools around the world who were using the CLH program.

As the home schooling movement came into its own in the 1970s and ’80s, CLH advanced with it,often experiencing almost unbelievable annual growth—with the attendant growing pains. In 2000, the name was changed to Christian Liberty Academy School System because some families mistakenly thought they had to purchase a satellite dish in order to enroll with CLH.

Today, CLH remains an independent and non-denominational K–12 Christian home education program serving thousands of families each year. CLH has helped over 100,000 families throughout the United States and around the world to get started—and persevere—in home schooling. CLH is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools, and its graduates are being accepted by leading colleges, universities, and military academies.

Our Mission

The mission of CLH is to provide Christian parents with excellent educational products and services that will enable them to renew their children’s minds and thus transform the world for the glory of God.

Our Location

The CLH administrative headquarters is situated on a twelve-acre campus located in the beautiful suburban village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, thirty miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop. The campus also serves as the location for the Christian Liberty Academy, a day-school founded in 1968, and Christian Liberty Press, our publishing arm, founded in 1985.

Our Location

The CLH administrative headquarters is situated on a twelve-acre campus located in the beautiful suburban village of Arlington Heights, Illinois, thirty miles northwest of Chicago’s Loop. The campus also serves as the location for the Christian Liberty Academy, a day-school founded in 1968, and Christian Liberty Press, our publishing arm, founded in 1985.

Pastor Paul, Our Visionary Founder

“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Paul D. Lindstrom

Nov 6, 1939 ~ May 22, 2002

Christian, Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Pastor, Educator, Homeschool Pioneer, Defender of Liberty, Friend

“Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Recognized as one of the pioneers of Christian home education, Dr. Paul Lindstrom, best known as “Pastor Paul,” served as Superintendent of Schools of the Christian Liberty Academy School System. Many knew him best as the former National Chairman of the Remember The Pueblo Committee and for his efforts to secure the release of missionaries, POWs, and MIAs in Southeast Asia.

After graduating from the University of Illinois and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Pastor Paul taught in the Chicago public schools. In 1967, he worked with Dr. Philip Crane (who later became a U.S. Congressman) in the development of Westminster Academy. Dr. Lindstrom founded the Christian Liberty Academy in 1968 and began to organize the Christian Liberty Academy School System in 1970.

Continuing with his own studies, Rev. Lindstrom received his Doctor of Education degree in 1985, and his Doctor of Law degree in 1994. He has been honored by a Governor of Illinois, the Illinois House of Representatives, the Republic of Free China, and the Romanian-American National Congress.

Pastor Paul traveled extensively in the Middle East and authored the book Armageddon: The Middle East Muddle. Another book, Four Days in May… Storming the Gates of Hell, is a biblical defense of the pro-life movement. He also wrote articles which have appeared nationally.

Paul Lindstrom was a frequent public speaker and a guest on many TV and radio programs throughout the nation. He also conducted his own “There’s No Place Like Home” daily radio program, broadcast nationwide.

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